Community Appearance Awards

The Community Appearance Commission sponsors a biennial Awards Program to honor the efforts of businesses, individuals, and community groups who have had a positive impact on the appearance of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. These awards recognize those individuals whose thoughtful design and maintenance of our built and natural environment play a significant role in creating the high quality of life we value in our community.

For additional information, please email Amy Crum or call Amy at 336-747-7051.

Award Judges

Awards are chosen based on project merit by either the Community Appearance Commission (CAC), Winston-Salem Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), or a jury panel. The jury panel is made of design and planning professionals who live and work outside of Forsyth County.

Selection Criteria

Awards are given based on the project merit, as determined by the selection criteria:

  • Contributes significantly to the improvement of community appearance
  • Exhibits a high standard of excellence in design
  • Preserves or restores desirable natural features of the site or area
  • Develops a noteworthy process of community involvement, which has brought about an improvement in the character and appearance of the community

Past Appearance Award Winners & Presentations